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Newcastle United Trish Hayes


I’ve only been once. I was frozen to death during winter time in the 1960s. At half-time the whole place was lit up like fairy lights with people smoking cigarettes.

My cousin left England when he was three years old, he’s now 69. He went to live in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) he now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has followed Newcastle all his life and in 2010 he returned to Newcastle for a visit and went to the stadium, club shop, Shearer’s Bar – done the whole tourist thing. He was like a kid in a candy shop.


Trish Hayes



Newcastle United Foundation have a heritage project for fans of all ages called Toon Times.


Toon Times will culminate with a major Newcastle United exhibition at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, although in the lead up to this event Toon Times wishes to reach out to all Newcastle United fans across the North East and further afield to get involved and share their memories, experiences, photos and memorabilia what people have collected over the years.

We are supporting the project by helping to collect NUFC memories online - fans can share their memories on the Replay Football website, simply select the Toon Times tag when submitting yours.

For more info contact the Toon Times Heritage Project Coordinator, Newcastle United Foundation,




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